SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that the SDA04(TM) fingerprint sensor module has been approved by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for government-wide acquisition through GSA’s Approved Products List (APL) for FIPS 201 implementations. The SDA04 joins SecuGen’s Hamster IV USB fingerprint reader and MINEX-certified fingerprint algorithms in being listing on the GSA APL. The SDA04 is an OEM module consisting of a fingerprint sensor and processing board and is ready to be integrated with biometric smart card readers to create finished PIV access control systems.

SecuGenThe SDA04 was recently certified by the FBI as compliant with the image quality requirements for single finger capture devices used for the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employee and Contractors defined by FIPS 201 and mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). Incorporating SecuGen’s NIST MINEX approved template extraction and matching algorithms, the SDA04 is a robust module that meets all of the relevant standards and requirements for FIPS 201 compliance. As with all SecuGen fingerprint sensors, the SDA04 is a high performance, rugged module well suited for high traffic environments both indoors and outdoors.

“We are very pleased to offer our partners a complete OEM fingerprint solution for building PIV solutions,” said Dan Riley, VP of engineering for SecuGen.

Mr. Riley added, “We believe that the government standards for fingerprint biometrics combined with the rigorous product evaluations by organizations, such as the FBI, NIST and GSA, will, in the long run, be an incalculable benefit to end-users and the industry as a whole.”

Won Lee, SecuGen’s CEO stated, “We continue to focus our efforts on creating exceedingly high quality, economically priced products that our partners require to succeed in today’s competitive biometrics marketplace. The SDA04 is clearly a result of this focus. The GSA’s confirmation of our extensively market tested core fingerprint technologies is yet another affirmation of our dedication to quality and compliance. We’re committed to providing our partners with the tools to create the high quality fingerprint biometrics hardware products that are being required by the Federal Government.”

The GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List may be viewed at:

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